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    Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier in the US

    In the US, new episodes of the Pokémon anime will air at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Cartoon Network, rather than 9:00 a.m. This will begin with the first new episode of 2012, Battle For The Underground!

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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    But...why?

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    Ratings purposes, it appears. I've been following CN's Saturday mornings ratings, and I'm not quite sure what the rest of the lineup will look like, but I have this:

    7:30am - Redakai: Conquer the Kairu
    8am - Beyblade: Metal Masters
    8:30am - Pokémon: Black and White
    9am - Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
    9:30 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    10am - Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge (?)

    On the 7th, 3 new Bakugan episodes will air, but the series is officially over according to Jason Deline (Drago's VA), and after these three, there will be only one episode left, presumably which will air on the 14th.

    Anyway, this could be because Redakai isn't doing that well (not poorly though), but encores of Ben 10 and Star Wars have actually beat it sometimes, so they want to put it in a better slot. Redakai is taking the former slot of a Generator Rex rerun (though GR isn't set to air on Saturday morning at all, or at all outside its original Friday night slot).
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    I don't get Cartoon Network, so I can't watch Pokemon anyway (darn it!), but this is a bit ridiculous!
    If you're 5 years old, and still wake up at 6 or 7 in the morning to watch Saturday morning cartoons, fine.
    But what about everyone else who likes to sleep in on Saturday?

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    Mountain Time- 6:30 a.m.

    Damn, do you people always have to get up that early to watch Saturday morning cartoons?
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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    I agree with @jokool, it is ridiculous. :/ If I had DVR, I wouldn't mind, but since I don't...
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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    Why on Earth can't they just decide on a single time slot? I mean...how many years have they been carrying the show now?

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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    Yes. 9:30! I don't need to worry about missing it anymore!

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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    Kyahhh, WHY?! Now I have to wake up earlier! I'm more of a night owl than an early bird...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper Dragoon View Post
    Mountain Time- 6:30 a.m.

    Damn, do you people always have to get up that early to watch Saturday morning cartoons?
    That's when it's on here in Australia. Although I just record it and watch it later rather than get up early.

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    Ehh....good enough for me. Won't have the Pokemon episode run right into breakfast time, therefore not being able to hear the TV. Sucks for Mountain Time though.....

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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    cool! now its not on while I'm at temple! incase i want to watch. it's just not as funny as the classic season 1 (ceaser salad)

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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    Personally, I don't think that the new timeslot is that bad. It's kind of weird, but it makes sense that they would want to put their own shows in a better timeslot in order for those shows to get better ratings since they would make more money off of those shows than Pokemon. Plus, it isn't anywhere near as bad as when they moved DP to 7AM about a year or so ago. It's still a relatively decent timeslot, for Saturday mornings at least, and I can still wake up for the episode, but it helps that I'm more of a morning person.
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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    I think this is just a plot to give the show less ratings, and get it eventually cancelled.

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    Default Re: Cartoon Network Pokémon timeslot changed in 2012: Anime to air half hour earlier

    Haha, no.

    They're most likely doing this to boost the ratings of the other shows. Pokemon gets good ratings no matter where it's put, but the other shows don't.

    Remember, Pokemon isn't airing in a vacuum all by itself. It's a part of a block, and CN, as the network in charge of that block, wants every show on it to prosper. And if shifting a few shows around will help Saturday mornings overall, then they'd be stupid not to shuffle things around.

    Besides, doesn't either Cartoon Network or Pokemon.com put the new episodes up online? If you guys can't be bothered to wake up a whole 30 minutes early, why not just check it out online?
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